Friday, July 21, 2017

July Club Q Inspiration with Kathi

Friday greetings to you, it's Kathi here today to host the blog today. I'm playing along with our Challenge theme for July - Red, White and Blue!

I designed these projects using pieces from the July Club Q kits. I make several projects with the supplies.  First, here is a double page 12 x 12 layout with a festive center piece.

I also created several cards:

The sentiments are Quick Quotes Itty Bitty Box of Quotes and from from my stash.

The last project I created is a star box with star coasters:

I layered several layers of papers to create a sturdy coaster. I punched out a star in the center of each star to expose the patterned paper beneath, then glossy accents was then added to the center star.  Each coaster was distressed on the edges with PowderPuff Chalking Ink.

The top of the box lid was also distressed with Royal Blue PowderPuff Chalking Ink. 

Quick Quotes Supplies:
July Club Q Kits
PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Royal Navy and Berry Jam

Thanks for stopping by today!
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Christmas in July and Canon Selphy Tutorial with June!

Hello Quick Quotes Fans! June here today celebrating Christmas in July and getting a jump on the holidays.

Today I am sharing with you some Christmas photo ornament ideas using the Earth Wind Fire collection and a wonderful feature of the Canon SELPHY CP1200 printer.

I knew that the Canon Selphy CP1200 printer can make mini and collage prints, but did you know you can crop them too?! This compact photo printer comes with so many well thought out, easy-to-use features it is amazing.


Canon Selphy CP1200 Mini Print Cropping Tutorial:
  • Set Up:
    • Turn on printer
    • Upload photos
  • Press the MENU button
    • Use the down arrow key to select "Change Settings" and press the OK button
    • Using the down arrow key, move the cursor to "Page Layout"
    • Use the right arrow key to scroll through layout options to "4-up" (or "2-up" or "8-up")
    • Press the BACK button
    • Use the up arrow key to move the cursor to "Select and Print" and press the OK button
  • Use the right & left arrow keys to scroll through photos 
  • Press the up arrow key to select a photo to be printed
    • A location will highlight on the mini print icon (upper right of the Selphy screen)
  • If desired, press the EDIT button and then the OK button to crop a photo
    • Use the EDIT button to rotate the crop window between landscape and portrait
    • Use the arrow keys to move the crop window and the zoom buttons to make it bigger/smaller
    • Press the OK button when done cropping
  • You can add as many photos as you like, up to 2 or 4 or 8, depending on the layout you choose
  • Press the "print" button and watch the magic happen!

These photo ornaments (for the grandparents) came together super fast and easy. The frames and flowers are the white chipboard pieces that came with the June Club Q Altered Kit (there may still be a few kits available).

The papers and "joy" banners are from the Earth Wind Fire collection.

To make them:
  • Trace the frame with a pencil on paper
  • Fussy cut
  • Attach to top of frame
  • Ink edges with Amaretto PowderPuff Chalking Ink
  • Attach photo and paper backing
  • Color red flowers with Lipstick PowderPuff Chalking Ink
  • Embellish with brads, punched pine branches and gold thread
Here are a some details:

Quick Quotes Products:
Earth Wind Fire: 101, 104 and 500
PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Lipstick and Amaretto

Canon Printer:
Cannon SELPHY CP1200

Thanks for stopping by!
~ June

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Christmas in July with LeeAnn

Greetings friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here today with a Christmas in July project using Quick Quotes Paper and a few other fun items from my stash. 

To make this project I used a mixture of papers including Serenade (our new paper), Winter Bliss and Windsong.

To start this project I chose the paper I wanted to use. My base is from our new paper Serenade 4.25" x 5.5", I then cut another piece of the same paper at 4" x 5.25" so I could use the green flipside as my background.

For the base that my sentiment is stamped on, and the stamped piece for the little girl I used Windsong paper, The sentiment piece is supposed to simulate carpet for the girl (colored with colored pencils) and tree to stand on.

The tree is a die from my friend Kat, and I used Winter Bliss to cut the tree and flip flopped the pieces to get varied looks for each layer, and added a few metallic stars to finish it off.

Please be sure to stop by and take part in this months Challenge 77 where the theme is Red, White and Blue.

Quick Quotes Products:
Serenade 101 (Coming Soon)
Winter Bliss 101
WindSong 105

Other Products:
Overflowing Joy Stamps and Dies - MFT
Christmas Tree Die - Kat Scrappiness

Colored Pencils

Thanks for stopping by, please come back again soon.
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Monday, July 17, 2017

Christmas in July with Alicia

Hello, Alicia with you today continuing the Christmas in July celebration.

Recently, I lucked upon the perfect new die for this project. I am using the papers from the Serenade collection which is not quite yet available but should be able to purchase in time to create Christmas cards.

When the card is open it reveals a die cut sentiment. I added a white tree layer so the red sentiment would really pop! I also added some tiny die cut ornaments.  
I cut them out of the red and white papers several times.  On the front I coated the white ornaments with a shimmer pen and then added pearls for an elegant effect especially when combined with the white satin ribbon that keeps the card closed. On the inside and back panels I simply edged the red ornaments with Barn Board PowderPuff Chalk Ink.


I cut the star in red a few times adhering the first one to only one side of the tree on the front to allow for opening.  I put one on the inside and back panels. The ribbon is tucked behind the back panel so it will remain attached.  

Quick Quotes papers cut beautifully in manual die cutters. The paper is sturdy enough that the card stands on its own and makes a beautiful display.

I cut the card base twice since I desired the entire tree to be green. Isn't the alternate side of the paper gorgeous? I cut the panels apart for the second cut so the card would fold easier. I always chalk all the edges before I adhere just in case there is an edge you can't reach once it is taped.

Quick Quotes Products:
Serenade Collection (Coming Soon)
PowderPuff Chalking Inks:  Green Leaf and Barn Board 
Other Products:
Christmas Tree Fold-a-long Dies - Sizzix
Pearls, Ribbon and Shimmer Pen

I hope you enjoyed my tips for die cutting not just a card but a wonder filled display!  

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Christmas in July with Susie

Hello and welcome!  Susie hosting the blog today with a Christmas in July project!  It is never too early to start making your Christmas cards. I like to keep mine Clean And Simple.

I made these really cute cards with 1 stencil and 2 PowderPuff Chalking Inks. The stencil I chose actually has 3 parts: an outline or base and 2 different patterns.  I used washi tape to hold the pattern in place...

...and applied Light Moss PowderPuff Chalking Ink through the stencil to create the base.  I  moved the stencil so that one of the patterns was positioned correctly before applying the Green Leaf ink.

I finished off this CAS card with a stamped sentiment. Quick and easy - but really cute! Very easy to mass produce too.

The second card was created using the a different stencil overlay.  I also turned this into a layered card by adding a mat of green designer paper from the Earth, Wind and Fire collection.

On the final card, I created a forest of trees by moving the stencil around and switching up the inks.

At this point I will tell you that the stencil I used was actually a leaf design - but it reminded me of a Christmas Tree so I went with it!  So tell me - did you see it as a tree or a leaf?  ;)

Quick Quotes Supplies:
PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Light Moss and Green Leaf
Earth Wind Fire - 109

Other Supplies:  
TCW 368 Pattern Leaves Stencil
Sentiment Stamps

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!
~ Susie
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Friday, July 14, 2017

Christmas In July using July Club Q

Hello everyone, Martha Lucia here to share with you a Christmas in July project that I made using pieces from the July Club Q Kits!

  Christmas in July with Club Q from Quick Quotes 

This month the kits came perfectly for Independence or patriotic celebrations but they can also be used for other things! I decided to use the red and white paper to make tree decorated frames with tridimentional die cuts all with Christmas theme.

  • Basically this is a 12x12 page of the red and white paper included on July Club Q. 
  • The size of the each frame is 5"x7" and I cut a piece of the paper of 7"x12". 
  • From this piece, I created two pieces of 7"x5" and used the both sides of the paper. 
  • From the rest of the paper sheet, I cut a piece of 5"x7" and with this gave me the horizontal white lines on the paper. 
  • The frames are black frames that I bought at the Dollar store and painted with white acrylic paint and then distressed with a sand paper to obtain a vintage look. 
  • This month the Club Q includes some White sheets of card stock. 
  • I used them to cut each die cut design three or four times. 
  • I pasted each layer using dimensionals in between to obtain more dimension.

Christmas in July with Club Q from Quick Quotes 

For the first frame, I used a nativity die cut and the horizontal striped red and white piece. I removed the glass of each frame and in this special frame I added a few loops of red and white bakers twine.

Christmas in July with Club Q from Quick Quotes 

For my second frame, I used the Christmas tree die cut and the circular red and white decorations to simulate the stars or snowflakes. If you see the paper you will notice that it has a very beautiful distress look that combines perfectly with the details of the tree.

Christmas in July with Club Q from Quick Quotes

My third frame is for the snow globe. This keeps the designs more elegant and simple to keep the eye on the amazing red color!

 I am so happy with all that this Club Q included because if you don't have enough time to create your independence day projects you are ready for Christmas and you will love the star box!!!

Quick Quotes Products:
July Club Q

Other Products:
Christmas Die Cuts
Frames 5"x7"

See you soon and we hope we have inspired you with a bit of Christmas in July!!!
~  Martha Lucia
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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Christmas in July with Connie!

Hi, Connie here with a Christmas in July project.

I have created a set of Christmas cards using our new paper collection, called Serenade.  It is full of bright fun colors that work awesome for Christmas themed cards or projects.

The stamp adds to the "retro" look I was going for.  The bright green paper in the Serenade Collection worked great for this project.  The Santa hat is paper pieced and then colored with Lipstick PowderPuff Chalk Ink.

The Santa face has a little sparkle on it, plus some silver ink splats.  The card and mats are shaded with Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk inks for added dimension.  Love the washed out look, that stamping with the PowderPuff Chalk Inks creates.  Perfect for the retro/vintage look.

Quick Quotes Products:
Serenade Collection (coming soon)
PowderPuff Chalk InksMidnight ConfessionsLipstick and Green Leaf

Other Products:
Divine Twine
Buttons Galore and More
Rectangle Die: A Jillian Vance Design
JBS/stamp retired
Wink of Stella 
FSJ/Silver Splats

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member
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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Challenge 76 Winners!

Wednesday greetings to our crafty friends!

Today we have the gift certificate winner and our top 3 projects to announce from Friday Challenge 76 - "Masculine Theme!".  Thank you so much for playing along and sharing your inspiration with us!

 As always your projects were wonderful and we love to see what you create!

Congratulations and Happy Shopping to our randomly selected 
$25 Gift Certificate  winner*:

#4 Lynn Gelb!


"Top 3 Challenge Winners"
They win a Top 3 badge to display on their blog!
Congratulations to the Winners!!!
Please email Rhonda (dot) quickquotes (at) gmail (dot) com 
within 7 days for your prize or Top 3 Badge.
(*QQ Prize Disclaimer: Prize contest open to US residents only.
If you live outside the US and play, you are responsible for any shipping costs for prizes won.
The $25 gift certificate excludes shipping costs.) 
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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Patriotic Inspiration with Kathi!

Hi, Kathi here to share with you today two cards that I created.

I started out with a red and navy blue card stock, cut the base using a step card die. I then cut my Quick Quotes patterned paper through the die again to cut out the patterned paper in the same manner trimming it down slightly to show the colored card stock.

Card 1
Card 1:
  • Card base is a red card stock layered with Earth Wind Fire 105 on the right side and the lower front and 107 on the upper left section.
Card 2
  • Card base is a navy blue card stock layered a star over the upper left using pop dots to raise it up then layered part of the sentiment over and around the star and on the lower part of the card.
Both cards where then finished the by cutting out the larger sentiments placing the sentiment on the right. Each of the pieces of papers that are layered on the card were first distressed on the edges using Royal Blue or Berry Jam PowderPuff Chalking Inks.
Card 2
I'm playing along with our new Friday Challenge, "Red, White and Blue!".
You can join us too, check out the details here!
Quick Quotes Supplies:
Earth Wind Fire: 105 and 107
Red White Blue 100
Win Dixie 500
PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Royal Blue and Berry Jam

Thanks for stopping by,
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Monday, July 10, 2017

Como Park with June!

Hello and welcome, Quick Quotes fans! June here today.

I've got a fun surprise for you. Quick Quotes is coming out with a new line called Serenade! These papers are so pretty and really make my photos POP. The gorgeous colors and designs do all the work of showcasing my pictures to perfection, so I did not need to add much else to get great results.

The background paper is Serenade 100. I cut strips from Serenade 101 and 105. I diecut the title from Serenade 105.

I fussy cut additional flowers from Serenade 102 and added Nuvo Crystal Drops.

The journal spot was punch from Serenade 101 and 103. Cheesecloth and ribbon was also added. All the papers were edged with Slate PowderPuff Chalking ink.

Quick Quotes Products:
Serenade paper collection (coming soon!)
Slate PowderPuff Chalking Ink

Thanks for stopping by!
~ June Swart
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